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Dragons start season where they left off

DEXTER — The last team the Ste. Genevieve Dragons faced in 2010 was the first they saw in 2011. The Dexter Bearcats picked up where they left off, scoring the same amount of points in both games, but their defense dominated the last 46 minutes of the game for a 28-6 win.

The Dragons struck first, taking only two plays to go 40 yards for their lone score. Jacob Billings broke free from Bearcats defense at the 26-yard line and scampered all the way in for the touchdown.

It was all Dexter after that. Even though the Bearcats scored sparingly, their defense for the most part suffocated the Dragons offensive tries, holding the running game to 81 yards and quarterback Brendan Weiler to only 67 yards passing on 14-25 completions.

The Dragons defense held firm for the first quarter with the Bearcats not scoring until the second play of the second quarter, taking the lead for good on the extra point. Dexter scored again late in the half for a 14-6 half-time score, and then added one touchdown in each of the second half quarters.

Running back Joshua Overall scored three of the four  touchdowns for the Bearcats, including an 80-yard TD in the third quarter. Overall amassed 150 yards rushing of Dexter’s 418 yards on offense.

Billings led Ste. Genevieve in rushing with four carries for 43 yards. Travis Grither made five catches for 63 yards and Luke Palmer had four for 29 yards.

Ste. Genevieve will host Valle this Friday, while Dexter will head to Central.

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